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Alumni Mentoring Program Resources

Are you a current Alumni Mentor or Student Mentee looking for more guidance? Check out our information below.

Throughout the 2023-2024 Alumni Mentoring Program, we will have five required check-ins via Google Forms to ensure that your experience in the program is going smoothly. These forms will be sent on a Monday and asked to be completed by Friday.

DateCheck-In Point
September 4th, 2023Initial Communications
November 6th, 2023Mentee/Mentor Agreement Signed & Returned
December 11th, 2023Two Meetings Complete
March 4th, 2024Mid-Semester Check-In
April 24th, 2024Four Meetings Complete and Program Evaluations Sent Out

Icebreaker Questions

  • Why did you choose NC State and choose the Department of Plant & Microbial Biology?
  • Tell me about your experience at NC State and PMB.
  • Where are you from?
  • What is something that you accomplished this year that you are proud of?
  • What are your goals for the year?
  • What are five words you would use to describe yourself?
  • What is the greatest challenge you are facing right now professionally?
  • Where do you see yourself in ten years?
  • What is something that you want to learn?


We require two meetings for two semesters for a total of four meetings. Mentors and mentees can meet more than this if they would like.

All NC State University Department Plant and Microbial Biology students and alumni are eligible.

No, mentors and mentees are matched based on interest and experiences through a pairing process

Of course! Any alumnus from anywhere in the world is invited to participate. Mentors and mentees are given the option to meet in person or virtually.

Sample Agenda for First Meeting